Yesterday was Anders’ fifth birthday party which turned out to be completely worth the hours I spent on my hands and knees scrubbing the baseboards in our bathroom and kitchen. It was even worth the 30 minutes I spent scouring caked-on chicken nugget grease and tomato soup splatters from the walls of our microwave. (Perhaps, I should re-evaluate my housekeeping habits in this new year. Moving on.)
We hosted the party at our home. It was, of course, super hero themed and Anders wore a mask from a Batman costume from his second Halloween for the predominance of the party.
When it was time to sing happy birthday he smiled, he blushed, he covered his ears and he giggled. He is shy and uncomfortable being the center of attention like his mother. We had cake. We opened gifts. We even packed up our little entourage of five kids and paid a visit to the place where germs go to thrive — a pay-to-jump room of inflatable bounce houses.
I wanted to share a few of my favorite photographs from the celebration with you.